The GNU project has released its first major subsystem, the EMACS editor. --

I just got a copy of GNU emacs, and it is large. I am willing to post it to mod.sources, but it is HUGE (about 20 postings) --

Can you imagine the expense of shipping 1MB of data between all net sites and of storing that 1MB on every sites disk --

If you wish to recover GNU emacs you can dial into our system and retrieve it. [..] The modem is 1200 Baud. [..] With the current performance of UUCP you will see a transfer rate of about 100 chars/second. Using this value you will see transfer times around 2 hours for GNUshar.Z to 8 hours for GNUtar. So, pick your medicine. --